Beyoncé fans have been waiting with bated breath for the vinyl release of her 2016 Grammy award-winning masterpiece, Lemonade. While the album was unveiled last April, it’s not until now that fans have been able to get their hands on a copy.
Those that did dish out for the lemon-yellow LP may have been a little surprised when they gave it a spin though. What should have been the A-side of the album, featuring tracks like single Hold Up and Don’t Hurt Yourself (with Jack White), is actually the A-side of the recent album from Canadian punk bank Zex.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade vinyl was accidentally pressed with Canadian punk band Zex’s album Uphill Battle.
Columbia Records sent Pitchfork the following statement:
“Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé Lemonade vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A. Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”
Human error = someone’s getting fired. On the plus side, free publicity for Zex! They must be stoked.
Check out a video of the misprint below.
— Dale Lush™ (@dalelush) September 17, 2017